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Hermes unveils its Paris show, as Ukraine's designers unite

Hermes unveils its Paris show, as Ukraine's designers unite

PARIS (AP) — A giant, glowing crystal rock upon a sand-colored carpet evoked a glamorous alien planet for Hermes’ champagne-sipping VIP guests.
Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city

Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After being encircled by Ukrainian forces, Russia pulled troops out Saturday from an eastern Ukrainian city that it had been using as a front-line hub.
Annual hot air balloon festival draws global audience to US

Annual hot air balloon festival draws global audience to US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of hot air balloons lifted off Saturday morning, marking the start of an annual fiesta that has drawn pilots and spectators from across the globe to New Mexico’s high desert for 50 years now.
Danes: Nord Stream 2 pipeline seems to have stopped leaking

Danes: Nord Stream 2 pipeline seems to have stopped leaking

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish Energy Agency says one of two ruptured natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea appears to have stopped leaking natural gas.
Cinema opens in Kashmir city after 14 years but few turn up

Cinema opens in Kashmir city after 14 years but few turn up

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A multi-screen cinema hall opened on Saturday in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for the first time in 14 years in the government's push to showcase normalcy in the disputed region that was brought under India's dire
NIH to fund unproven ALS drugs under patient-backed law

NIH to fund unproven ALS drugs under patient-backed law

WASHINGTON (AP) — When patients with a deadly diagnosis and few treatment options have tried to get unapproved, experimental drugs, they have long faced a dilemma: Who will pay? Responsibility for funding so-called compassionate use has always fallen
Canada 'behind the ball' with weak merger laws, says author of biting report

Canada 'behind the ball' with weak merger laws, says author of biting report

OTTAWA — Lax merger laws in Canada underestimate the harm to competition caused by mergers and overestimate their benefits, a new report says.
'Svengoolie' horror host Rich Koz gets a Halloween tribute

'Svengoolie' horror host Rich Koz gets a Halloween tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Koz is keeping the grandly eccentric tradition of the horror movie host alive on MeTV's “Svengoolie” and can count Mark Hamill, Joe Mantegna and, just maybe, Lady Gaga among his fans.

After #FreeBritney, California to limit conservatorships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov.
Some officials now say monkeypox elimination unlikely in US

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination unlikely in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Some U.S. health officials are conceding that monkeypox is probably not going away anytime soon.